Paul DeJong
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Paul DeJong

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Antioch, Ill.

High School:
Antioch Community

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
INF/C

Birthdate:
08/02/1993

Experience:
HS

B/T:
R/R

04/13/2014

Two-Run Eighth Inning Propels Redbirds Past Webster, 3-1

Back-to-back doubles by Logan Leverett and Brock Stewart pushed the eventual winning run across the plate

03/30/2014

Rhoades Earns Complete-Game Win; Redbirds Take Series at Indiana State

Illinois State has now won MVC series' versus Bradley and Indiana State.

03/28/2014

Savas Goes The Distance, Illinois State Tops Indiana State, 5-2

Savas has won 17-straight decisions for Illinois State.

03/21/2014

Redbirds Walk-Off Twice To Take Valley-Opening Series Vs. Bradley

Illinois State has now won six-straight games and are 10-games over .500.

03/15/2014

Redbirds Sweep Doubleheader Vs. Western Illinois, Improve to 11-5

Illinois State is now a season-best six games over .500.

04/22/2014

RedbirdHD.tv Play of the Week - DeJong Grand Slam

RedbirdHD.tv Play of the Week - DeJong Grand Slam

03/16/2014

WJBC Redbird Recap - WIU vs. ISU

WJBC Redbird Recap - WIU vs. ISU

05/24/2013

WJBC Recap - Evansville vs. Illinois St. MVC Baseball

04/22/2013

WJBC Redbird Recap - Indiana State vs. ISU

WJBC Redbird Recap - Indiana State vs. ISU

03/27/2012

Illinois State vs. Illinois

Illinois State vs. Illinois held on March 27, 2012.

2013: Named the Doug Collins Illinois State Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... appeared in 39 games for the Redbirds, making 32 starts ... batted .260/.420/.320 with six doubles and 17 RBI ... drew 26 walks to just 23 strikeouts ... split time between middle infield and catcher ... earned the Elite 18 award at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship for having the highest individual grade-point average at the event ... made collegiate-debut and tallied first-career hit at Belmont (3/3) ... recorded first-career RBI versus Missouri State (4/6) ... collected one hit and two RBI in a non-conference win versus Northern Illinois (4/9) ... went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI against MacMurray (4/24) ... went 1-for-4 with one double, two runs scored and a career-best three RBI as Illinois State clinched the MVC championship outright for the first time in school history at Southern Illinois (5/18) ... tallied two hits and added four RBI in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Duffy Bass Field (5/21-5/25).

2012:Redshirt

Antioch Community High School:
Two-year starter ... as a senior, hit .430 with four home runs, one triple and 30 RBI ... All-Area, All-Lake County First-Team and All-North Suburban Conference First-Team selection ... helped Antioch to a 21-10 record, and was named team-MVP ... as a junior, batted .360 with 28 RBI, three home runs, six doubles and one triple ... graduated cum laude, named the science department's "most outstanding student," named the senior class' "most outstanding boy" and member of the National Honor Roll.

Personal:Born 8-2-93 in Orlando, Fla. ... son of Keith and Andrea ... has one brother, Matthew, and one sister, Emma ... major: Biochemistry (Pre-Medical)